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The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hemenway, Christy

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What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden, and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant i...nvestment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box. The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include: Simplicity, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness Increased safety due to less heavy lifting and hive manipulation Chemical-free colonies and healthy hivesTop bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives due to their small footprint.Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees, and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield, and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years.Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees, a complete resource for all things related to beekeeping in top-bar hives. A passionate bee-vangelist and advocate for natural, chemical-free beekeeping, Christy is a highly sought-after speaker, helping audiences to understand the integral connection between bees, food, human health, and the future of the planet.
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ISBN 9780865717206
Released AU 1 Feb 2013
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780865717206
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint New Society Publishers
Released 1 Feb 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hemenway, Christy
Category Apiculture (Beekeeping)
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Insects As Pets
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 638.1
Weight 412g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bees, Bee culture
NBS Text Pets & Equine
ONIX Text General/trade